This $685 million project completed more than 800 bridge projects across the state more than a year ahead of schedule, greatly improving safety for those who travel over them every day.The Missouri Department of Transportation began the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program in 2008 with a goal of improving 802 bridges across the state. MoDOT identified about 250 of those bridges as rehabilitation projects, while the remaining were projects completed through a design-build contract. While the program estimated running through the end of 2013, MoDOT completed its last bridge project 14 months ahead of schedule, improving safety for bridge users while also cutting down on detour and delay time during those repairs.
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No state has done a project like this. More than 800 new bridges in just 3-1/2 years. New bridges in every one of the state’s 114 counties. And they were built fast! The average closure time was 42 days — less than half of what it takes to normally build a bridge.
I have to agree with you. If this doesn’t win this year, they really are not looking at it very close. The men and women that made this possible, I thank you for your time and effort in this project. If you win or not, you deserve something for your hard work and time.
People really need to see what a massive amount of work was done in this project on a state wide level. I can not believe there is a project out there that has had more impact on more people. This massive project was completed with efficiency and the disruption to daily traffic flow was kept to a minimum.
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Fantastic project for the state of MO! Definitely deserves to win!